Did you know that Monopoly retired the Iron as a game piece in 2013?
They replaced it with a cat.
Best decision EVER! I love Cats and hate ironing!
I have two rescue kitties both of which are cuddled around my craft table today as the rain buckets down and the thunder rumbles. At one time Mr Fox and I had 7 rescue kitties but that didn’t last long – they are more demanding then children and we stopped at 3 of those!

I was wondering what to do for the Iron theme and the closest I came to was Iron is a metal and I love the Metal Pop tops in the current Holiday catalogue. These will disappear when this catalogue ends (June 30) so be sure to order a couple of boxes if you are as smitten as I am. Also be sure to double check that there are no items in the catalogue which you want as many will be discontinued after that date.

The Soda Pop tops can be seen in my online store. You can punch custom centres from Designer Series Paper or stamped images using the 1/2″ and 1″ Circle Punches. 16 total: 8 ea. of 2 designs.

They are really versatile and can be squished using your Big Shot. They make very pretty Accents.

For todays project I have made a scissor charm for each of my down line – because they are all fabulous and deserve a bit of bling. These were inspired by a US demonstrator called Inking Idaho. I love her projects!
I couldn’t get the attachment she used so I made one using bits from the jewellery section at Spotlight.

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The images was created using the 1″ circle punch in Silver Glimmer Paper and the tiny heart punch in red Glimmer paper. I used a little Crystal effects to secure the circle and heart in place. Tip is to let that dry before you add the Crystal effects Seal layer over the top otherwise you get air bubbles and the heart tends to float around;)
Once they are dried in place you can fill the top with a thin layer of Crystal effects. Go slowly and keep the tip of the Crystal effects in contact with the surface – this also helps prevent bubbles. Don’t try dry the Crystal effects with your heat gun or in front of a heater – this also just encourages bubbles! Best just left at room temp for a couple of hours.

I attached my chair using hot glue but you could add a broach backing or use them as an embellishment on a card.

Would you like your own Scissor charm? Place an order with me during June and I will post you your very own scissor charm!

Happy Crafting
a Crafty Little Fox